Iran has continued its crackdown on critics domestically and internationally. It has sentenced protesters to death over the demonstrations contesting the presidential elections. It has also reportedly created a unit to monitor critics abroad and threatened students on Facebook. Others have been forced to surrender their access codes at airports to allow police to review their sites.
One student named Koosha, 29, was told that his relatives in Tehran would be harmed if he continued to criticize the government on Facebook. He did not take it seriously until two days later when his father was arrested for his son’s statements.
Iran’s repressive security force, the Revolutionary Guard, has been monitoring Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other sites as well as taking pictures of Iranians at protests abroad. Iranians report that they have been shown pictures of themselves at protests abroad when they visited family in Iran.
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